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Highlights in Helsinki
- Modern city
- Winter sports
- Natural beauty spots
- Culture and design
- Port market
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Types of holiday rentals in Helsinki
Are you looking for cheap rentals in Helsinki for your next holiday? Holidu puts at your disposal an advanced search engine for holiday rentals between individuals to find your ideal accommodation for a perfect holiday. From rentals for 2 people perfect for couples who want to organise a romantic getaway to others with capacity for 4 and 5 people who will make you feel very comfortable if you travel with family or friends. All of them with the typical Nordic decorative style that makes them very cosy. Equipped with heating systems and all the most modern comforts to make you feel better than at home. In addition, you should know that many rentals have saunas, which is very typical in Finland. Most of the tourist rentals in Helsinki are located in the historic centre, next to the port. A highly recommended area for travellers who want to be close to the monumental attractions of the city and not waste too much time on travel. However, if you are looking for tranquillity, you will also find many rentals in the areas of Töölo and the Linnanmäki amusement park. This last one is ideal for families, as the little ones will have a great time. In addition, both are areas with many green spaces where you can walk and breathe fresh air. In any case, there are many rentals in Helsinki that have a terrace or garden where you can rest without having to go out.Why book a letting in Helsinki?
Helsinki is a vibrant coastal city of beautiful islands and wide green spaces. A city that lives at a relaxed pace but, at the same time, is one of the most dynamic because of the large number of restaurants and nightclubs it has. Design, architecture and shopping are the main attractions of the Finnish capital, which offers the traveller an endless number of different ways to explore it depending on the type of traveller. With large parks, lakes, forests and a beautiful coastline that delight nature lovers. Because of this, the city guarantees the tourist fun every day of the year. Ideal both for a weekend getaway and for a long holiday. What are you waiting for to book your rental in Helsinki?
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The area and how to find your way around
Located in the south of the country, Helsinki is the capital of Finland. However, its population does not exceed 630,000 if we count both the inhabitants of the city itself and those of the metropolitan area of the cities of Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen. Located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, in the region of Uusima. In spite of being a quiet city of small dimensions, it has an important nightlife with high quality restaurants and numerous clubs. However, it is also home to 300 islands off the mainland.The best areas to rent a letting in Helsinki
Helsinki is a city that can be easily reached on foot. Therefore, having a holiday rental in the centre of Helsinki is perfect for tourism in a comfortable and simple way. In this sense, the district of Kallio is one of the most recommendable. This is a traditionally working-class neighbourhood to the east of the capital, which in recent years has gained great prominence. It has become a unique and lively district, where young people decide to stay and go out on weekends. If you're looking for a liberal, Kreuzberg-style neighbourhood of Berlin or Hackney of London, this is where you should look for your rental. It is easily reached from the centre via tram lines 3B and 3T. But it is also a very good option to rent a letting in the Design District. Located just 15 minutes walk from the central train station, it is a neighbourhood comprising a total of 25 streets, where you can find everything from antique shops to design agencies. It extends from the Punavuori area to Kamppi and Esplanade. In addition, it is the centre of several events throughout the year, such as its famous Christmas Market and Shopping Evenings. In addition, you should know that a third of Helsinki's surface is occupied by green areas. It has extensive forests, 100 kilometres of coastline and more than 300 islands. The two major national parks of Sipoonkorpi and Nuuksio on the outskirts of the capital stand out. A natural paradise for those who want to enjoy the beautiful Nordic landscapes from one of its peaceful holiday rentals.
Types of travellers and activities
The city has almost 200 kilometres of cross-country ski slopes around the capital. You can skate on ice in natural lakes such as Tuusulanjärvi or on city runways such as the Ice Park next to the train station. It is also possible to sled through the popular park Kaivopuisto, among others. And how could I not? Book your rental in Helsinki near these places to enjoy hours and hours of fun in the snow!Helsinki for culture lovers
The capital offers interesting museums such as the modern art centre Kiasma, the HAM (Helsinki Art Museum) or the National Museum of Finland, where you can learn about the history of this peculiar country. Also worth seeing is the Temppeliaukio church or "stone church", which is dug directly into the rock, and the red brick Upenski Orthodox Cathedral with golden domes. If you enjoy cultural visits, don't miss the opportunity to rent a letting in the city centre of Helsinki for your next holiday.
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The Helsinki archipelago has about 330 islands. Some of them, like Pihlajasaari and Suomenlinna, have a practical ferry service that connects with them on a regular basis. The fortress of Suomenlinna is one of the most popular places in the country and is considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.2. Take a walk through the historic centre
Helsinki is a city mainly known for its characteristic Art Nouveau architecture. A movement that emerged at the beginning of the 19th century, inspired by the Kalevala, a traditional Finnish epic. As a result of this inspiration, Helsinki has some really beautiful buildings, such as the imposing central railway station. Many believe that this season influenced the design of the city of Batman, Gotham - book your holiday rental now and you'll be able to see for yourself!3. Spend an afternoon in the sauna
In Finland there are more than three million saunas. A figure that exceeds the number of registered cars. If you want to feel like an authentic Finn, there's nothing better than ending the day with a pleasant afternoon in one of the many public saunas available in the capital. They're open late, so you don't have to worry about the time.4. Visit Porvoo, the second oldest city in the country
The city of Porvoo is the second oldest city in Finland and is located only 50 kilometres from Helsinki. Enjoy its charming cobbled streets and its beautiful red houses made of wood, in an old town dating back to the Middle Ages.5. Go shopping at the port market
The port market, known as Kauppatori, is an essential visit to Helsinki for all those who want to immerse themselves fully in Finnish life and learn more about their customs and traditions. Full of food stalls where locals come to buy herring, giant pickles in vinegar and fruit jams among many other things. In addition, you can buy fish directly from the boats moored in the harbour - a real experience!
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Helsinki
According to last year's data, a year which was marked by COVID-19, Helsinki is the cheapest city in Finland, with an average annual price of £139.80 per night.
If you want to save the maximum amount during your visit to Helsinki, you should travel in October (£117.59 per night on average), January (£121.03), or February (£123.11) to find the lowest prices for the whole year.
When it comes to looking for a holiday letting in Helsinki, the most expensive months are, in descending order, July, June and May with average prices per night of £184.68, £178.17, and £150.37, respectively.
If you decide to discover Helsinki, we recommend organising your visit ahead of time because it tends to be very high in demand, with an annual average occupation of 72% in the year 2020.
The months when it's the easiest to find available accommodation in Helsinki are May (the average amount of properties that are free reached 38.2% of the total in 2020), April (35.25%), and January (33%).
The month with the highest average booked rental figures is September (only 20.25% of properties were available on average in 2019). Followed by August (22.2%), and November (22.75%).
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